MSE News: 0800 calls to be free from mobiles, says Ofcom

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  • spannerzonespannerzone Forumite
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    So we'll just see less 0800 numbers then I suspect and they'll move over to 0845 instead.

    Never trust information given by strangers on internet forums
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    YpaymoreYpaymore Forumite
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    edited 14 December 2013 at 6:21PM
    So we'll just see less 0800 numbers then I suspect and they'll move over to 0845 instead.

    No because many business sectors want be allowed to do that due to
    Consumers Rights Directive . Operational from June 2014.See post 10.
  • bigbillbigbill Forumite
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    What a cheek this government has its the one making people pay to call expensive 0800 benefit agency numbers, and the use of their 0845 numbers has cost people calling many millions in network costs.
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    YpaymoreYpaymore Forumite
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    edited 15 December 2013 at 3:18AM
    bigbill wrote: »
    What a cheek this government has its the one making people pay to call expensive 0800 benefit agency numbers, and the use of their 0845 numbers has cost people calling many millions in network costs.

    The pennys dropped

    "The government believes it is inappropriate for callers to pay high call charges for accessing vital public services and the Cabinet Office will be publishing guidance for departments’ use of number prefixes shortly."


    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-cuts-off-costly-calls


    If you or anybody else are paying top wack to call Freephone Numbers using a service like this http://www.0800buster.co.uk/ can help.
  • The mobile phone companies will only move their profit centres onto something else or regress their T&Cs, like they did by going back to pay by the minute instead of by the second.
  • BuzbyBuzby Forumite
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    Zebrdee wrote: »
    The mobile phone companies will only move their profit centres onto something else or regress their T&Cs, like they did by going back to pay by the minute instead of by the second.



    Why? They STILL get the same amount of money as before - it is the RECIPIENT who is being forced to pay, not the caller. If they choose not to accept calls from mobiles, that is their choice.
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